Donegal struck by another minor earthquake overnight

first_imgAnother minor earthquake has been recorded in County Donegal overnight.Geological Survey Ireland confirmed that a 2.1 quake struck the area around 9.18pm last night and was felt in parts of Donegal and Fermanagh.The British Geological Survey (BGS) also confirmed it was an earthquake. The latest minor quake follows another similar incident in the Donegal Bay area on April 7th last when an earthquake of 2.4 magnitude was recorded.No damage or injuries were caused in either incident.Details of the latest quake were first reported by the Irish National Seismic Network (INSN), which works with Geological Survey Ireland.It said the epicentre was about 15km south-east from Donegal town and 15km north-east from Ballyshannon. The INSN has asked members of the public who experienced the tremors to contact them with information.Donegal struck by another minor earthquake overnight was last modified: May 2nd, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalearthquakelast_img read more

Kurtenbach: Andre Iguodala’s play highlights the massive advantage the Warriors have over the Rockets

first_imgYou could see it in the first two games of the series: the Rockets are … OAKLAND — As the Warriors and Rockets’ second-round series heads to Houston, where the home team is likely to get a “fair-chance” whistle, a reminder:This series is not about refs, it’s about rest.And with that being the case, the Warriors have a massive advantage.The contrast between the Warriors’ desired style of play and the Rockets’ is stark. The route both teams took to this point of the season is as well.last_img read more

New Word Means Green Living: Bioplastics

first_imgDid you know that 10% of America’s oil consumption goes into making plastic?  The plastic products from oil pollute our landfills and harm the environment.  Next month, a company founded by a biology professor from MIT is going to make plastic from something green: corn.    Anthony Siskey and Oliver Peoples, according to PhysOrg, sequenced a gene in bacterium that makes a naturally occurring polyester called polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA).  The bacterium creates the bioplastic out of sunlight, water, and a carbon source.  By tweaking the bacterium to produce more PHA, the researchers will be able turn it loose on corn, sugar cane or vegetable oil and other plant material.  The bacteria will reciprocate by cheerfully generating plastic for people.  The resulting bioplastics are biodegradable and reduce dependence on foreign oil.    Speaking of oil, maybe that is not a product of decayed plants.  PhysOrg reported evidence for a 19th-century theory that oil and gas can be produced by inorganic processes deep in the earth.  If so, that may alter estimates of how much global oil remains in the earth’s crust.Science is one of man’s most valuable activities when it is done right.  It is an organized form of knowledge construction that should result in benefits for mankind and the environment.  Absent from this project were useless excursions into storytelling.  The researchers made a discovery, tested techniques to amplify the output, applied it, and now have the opportunity to market it.    If they are successful, it will be a win-win situation for everyone.  Knowledge and wealth will be generated.  The researchers deserve to make money for their invention, and businesses will create new jobs to mass-produce it, create products, and distribute them.  Consumers will enjoy the products, and the earth will be greener.  Governments will benefit from increased tax revenues from both income and sales taxes.  Dependence on foreign oil will decline – a political and economic benefit.  This shows that applied science is not a zero sum game.  Contrary to mercantilism and socialism, nobody has to get poorer for someone to get richer.  Because these researchers had the freedom to investigate and dream, everyone stands to benefit from their scientific discovery.    And who is the unsung hero of our story?  The bacterium, which already had the information technology to take simple water and sunlight and carbon and build a complex polymer out of it.  There’s a wealth of additional technologies embedded in the living world waiting to be discovered.  The future is bright for biomimetics and information-based research.  Let’s stomp out of the Darwin Theater of the Absurd (11/29/2004) and each help make the world a better place with real, testable, scientific research.  Since science is a product of character and rationality that is not owned by the university, you don’t even have to be a professor to take part (see Citizen Scientist).(Visited 9 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

NPPC Joins “Other White Meat” lawsuit

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The US District Court in Washington D.C. granted the National Pork Producer’s motion to intervene in the lawsuit brought by the Humane Society of the US against the USDA over the sale of the “Pork, the Other White Meat” trademarks. The National Hog Farmer reports that NPPC sold the trademarks to the Pork Board for 35 million dollars.NPPC financed the purchase over 20 years, making the Pork Board’s annual payments around 3 million dollars. In 2012, HSUS, a lone farmer in Iowa, and the Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement filed suit against the USDA, seeking to have the sale rescinded. The US District Court dismissed it for lack of standing, but it was reinstated by the Court of Appeals. Subsequently, the USDA agreed to review the purchase and the contract valuations of the trademarks.The Ag Marketing Service said the trademarks are worth between $113 million and $132 million. HSUS is pressing forward with the lawsuit in spite of the trademarks being worth four times what they were sold for in 2006. HSUS pegs the value at between $2.6 million and $17.6 million dollars.last_img read more

Blazing the Path to Email Collaboration: Without all of the Buzz

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Collaboration Happens: Did You Get my Email?By offering a cloud solution to deliver the files, YouSendIt was also able to track whether the recipient downloaded the file. The company currently has has about 5 million “file batches” sent per month with over 10 million downloads. On average, each file is being read by two persons on the other side and the sender is able to see which ones.This audibility provides YouSendIt users a way to close the loop and gain a deeper insight to the status of their communications. Imagine the sales person, who sends a brochure to the prospects, getting a report back for who opened it and who didn’t. It automatically separates out the interested from the others and gives an opportunity to target the next message.Email is a social application that has it’s own rules and nuances – Google reminded the world recently with the launch of Buzz that connecting email and social networks is harder than it looks. YouSendIt might be onto something. Instead of reinventing the entire social context of email, the company is focused on enhancing the existing email system as it works today. YouSendIt Adopts the EnterpriseMicrosoft Exchange has become the dominant email system in the enterprise. YouSendIt spent a lot of time working closely with Exchange and its client counterpart Outlook to bring its cloud-based attachments solution to the platform. This solution offers an approach to a gradual transition to cloud computing – one message at a time. Each message can be targeted to a person, a list of people, or an entire group of people.Individuals can respond to the message, ignore it, or mark it as Spam. It’s security and privacy model that starts as opt-out, rather than op-in. Meaning that if you get an account *anyone* can send you a message. Spammers are the single largest sender of email traffic.Email messages can include file attachments that offer a way to send a file from one computer to the user on another one.Improving the flow of attachments is part of email is that YouSendIt specializes in.Large Files Needed a HomeFor both user experience, technical infrastructure, and cost reasons many email systems cap the size of attachments they allow to pass through the gateway. Large files are routinely blocked, causing email users the challenge of figuring out another way to get them across the network. One way to think about it, is that large file attachments “real” home is not the inbox, but more rightfully the filesystem (aka My Documents). And, increasingly these files are being stored in the cloud rather than the filesystem. A diagram describing how it works shows how it creates a new channel for connecting the user to their file, while continuing to use email “as-is”. Change is in-the-air around collaboration and email. We wonder if the next generation of email going to evolve into the killer app for bringing social networking it into the enterprise. What do you think, will email ever fade away? Related Posts mike kirkwood A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Today, email is nearly as ubiquitous as the computer itself. It offers a simple process that “just works” for most users and it has become a defacto communication process for enterprises and individuals alike. YouSendIt found its place in the evolution of email by providing existing email users a solution to a common problem – sending large files. Along the way, the company has leveraged its position in cloud based solution to offer additional benefits to its users.What do we Know about EmailA few things about using email that define it as a communications tool. Tags:#cloud#cloud computing 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Ateneo rips NU

first_imgMOST READ Lyceum targets finals berth BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Earlier, Adamson got back on the winning track after surviving a gritty challenge from University of the East, 66-57, to solidify its hold of third spot with a 6-3 record.The victory augurs well for the Falcons as they brace for a crucial clash with La Salle on Saturday, even as the Warriors saw their two-game winning run halted for a 2-7 record.“As you can see, it was a dogfight,” said Adamson coach Franz Pumaren. “It was really a struggle. It’s a good thing that we made some important stops in the end.”ADVERTISEMENT Ateneo didn’t look like it was in a rush to put away National U last Wednesday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img But the pacesetting Blue Eagles’ latest victory in UAAP Season 80 took on a familiar theme: A close game for three quarters, before they methodically picked apart another opponent down the stretch.Thirdy Ravena fired 12 of his 15 points in the second half and the Eagles held the Bulldogs to just seven points in the final period on the way to an 85-72 victory that assured Ateneo of at least a playoff for a Final Four berth at Mall of Asia Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMatt Nieto and Jolo Mendoza combined for 20 points, including five treys for the Eagles, who trailed at the end of the first half, 45-48, for the first time this season before making the Bulldogs bleed for their points in the last two quarters.The win lifted the Eagles to 9-0, while sending the Bulldogs to their sixth loss in nine games, putting their Final Four hopes in peril. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

US swimmer Katie Ledecky breaks 400-metres freestyle world record

first_imgThe 17-year-old swimmer also holds the world records in the 800 and 1,500 freestyle eventsKatie Ledecky lowered her own world record in the women’s 400-metres freestyle to win the Pan Pacific championships title in 3 minutes, 58.37 seconds on Saturday.Ledecky was under world-record pace for much of the race in an outdoor pool at the Gold Coast Aquatic Centre and finished strongly to shave almost a half-second off the mark of 3:58.86 she set at the US nationals on Aug. 14.The 17-year-old Ledecky also holds the world records in the 800 and 1,500 freestyle events, and narrowly missed improving her mark in the 800 earlier at the Pan Pacs.”It’s a great feeling. It never really gets old,” Ledecky said of her run of records. “I have some long-term goals. We’re not quite there yet, but we’ll get there.”Cierra Runge congratulates her teammate Katie Ledecky for her new world recordIt was her fourth gold medal of the meet, following her titles in the 200, 800 and the 4×200-meter relay.Persistent rain has overshadowed the meet since the opening day but it wasn’t raining Saturday night during the 400 – not that it would have bothered Ledecky.”It was beautiful out there tonight. I’m not really affected by the rain or anything,” she said. “there’s no rain under water, so it doesn’t really bother me.”Ledecky won the 800 meters at the London Olympics and added gold medals in the 400, 800 and 1,500 at last year’s world championships, where she also lowered the world records over the two longer distance events.advertisementHer swim on Saturday gave her another first – for a world record in the new pool that will be used for the 2018 Commonwealth Games.”Oh yeah, I didn’t even think about that. I guess that is pretty neat,” she said. “It’s a nice pool. I’m loving it here in Australia – it’s been a fun week.”last_img read more

a month ago​Henderson denies Liverpool favourites for UCL

first_img​Henderson denies Liverpool favourites for UCLby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool captain Jordan Henderson does not see his side as being the favourites to win the Champions League.The Reds are defending their European crown, which only Real Madrid has managed in recent memory.While they are still blessed with an incredibly talented squad, Henderson does not see them as being the de facto favourites.Henderson said the following to the club’s official website: “I think it’s too early to be saying stuff like that. “For us, we’ve started the season really well and we just want to continue that on. “We still feel we can improve and still get better, so that’s what we try to do tomorrow night, try to give everything and start the campaign off really well. On Tuesday’s first Champions League clash of the season against Napoli, the Englishman added: “Maybe [we are favourites], but I feel as though being at Liverpool, everybody wants to beat you anyway. It’s the same for us – we want to beat everybody we play, they want to beat us.”For us, it’s the same as it always has been – to give everything in every single game we play. “We know that it’ll be a tough game tomorrow, they’re a great side but we’ve got to concentrate on what we can do. If we can perform to the level I know we can then we have a good opportunity to win the game.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoAntoine Griezmann happy with Barcelona win: We’re getting better

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Antoine Griezmann happy with Barcelona win: We’re getting betterby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAntoine Griezmann was happy to score in Barcelona’s 2-1 win over Villarreal.Griezmann struck just six minutes into the game. Later, Barcelona scored again thanks to a goal from Arthur. Villarreal later pulled back a goal thanks to Santi Cazorla.”We had some chances to extend our lead but we didn’t take them,” Griezmann said to Movistar+. “But we’re going to keep on getting better. We can do much better than this. We have to keep on working hard. There are new players, we’ve just got here and we have to keep on working hard.”In reference to what Barça are lacking at the moment, he added: “A lot of us have just got to the club. It’s about adjusting to the style as quickly as possible. We’re a long way from our best but with time we will keep getting better.” He recognised that it’s different from what he was used to at Atletico Madrid: “The football is different. I knew it would be hard and that I would only get better with games. It’s not going too badly, though. Three goals. Now to keep getting better. That’s the path.” last_img read more

Cabinet to Consider Amendment to Contractor General Act

first_imgCabinet is to consider a submission to amend the Contractor General Act, aimed at protecting the business secrets of investors during the pre-contract stage.This was disclosed by Attorney General, Patrick Atkinson on Wednesday, May 29, during his contribution to the 2013/2014 Sectoral Debate in the House of Representatives.He explained that the intention is to limit the involvement of the Office of the Contractor General (OCG) in certain investment opportunities at the pre-contract stage.He assured that the move will not prevent the OCG from taking action on any breaches.Mr. Atkinson noted that there are “several strategic investments at hand” and several others to come, and “when such investment opportunities are in the formative and feasibility stages, confidentiality is usually demanded by those seeking to do business with the Government”.“More often than not, they require protection of their business and production secrets, from their competitors,” he pointed out.Mr. Atkinson added that they may also wish to be assured that they will be fast-tracked towards approval or rejection and ask for the prevention of unnecessary bureaucratic delays.He noted that the question of Cabinet’s confidentiality and the possibility of premature publication by press release of sensitive proprietary information before completion of the process, would also be clarified.“Towards this end, I have received permission to say that the Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, Dr. the Hon Omar Davies, will present a submission to Cabinet to amend the Contractor General Act, which will not preclude the OCG from a complete review of the process when it is concluded, and will not compromise the OCG’s ability to take appropriate action if a breach is detected,” the Attorney General said.“This proposed amendment to the Act will satisfactorily dispose of the issues of concern in the existing legal action, which is now before the court. If Cabinet finds favour with the Minister’s submission and the matter is referred to Chief Parliamentary Counsel for drafting, I would, in a timely manner, seek the Cabinet’s permission to file an application to discontinue the current court action against the OCG”.The Minister of Transport, Works and Housing, has applied to the Full Court of the Supreme Court for a re-hearing in a matter against the OCG for interpretation of certain sections of the Contractor General Act.Contact: Latonya Lintonlast_img read more